University of Mississippi

6/9 Archaeology Day: Prehistoric People of Mississippi

MS Bureau of Ethnology
Andrea Schuhmann

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
June 9th, 2012, 9 am-12 pm
Cost: $5 per person

Join University of Mississippi Professor of Anthropology Jay Johnson and staff archaeologist and remote sensing specialist for the Center for Archaeological Research Ed Henry for the first installment of our two-part Prehistory Series. Starting at 9 AM, Ed Henry will demonstrate the ancient art of flint  knapping, a process of fracturing stone to create arrowheads, spear points, knives, and other stone tools. Following at 10 AM, Dr. Johnson will describe the use of geophysical remote sensing to unravel mysteries surrounding the mound building people of Mississippi in his presentation, “Prehistoric Ritual at Carson Mound Site Near Stovall, Mississippi”.

Remote sensing is an investigative tool used by archaeologist that does not require excavation and therefore can have broad applicability in culturally sensitive areas, including here at Strawberry Plains. Accompany Dr. Johnson and Mr. Henry as they use geophysical instruments at the historic Davis family cemetery to show how these methods are applied in archaeology.

RSVP required email aschuhmann@audubon.org or call (662) 252.1155